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The Galveston County Daily News: Food

December 9, 2016

Food

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Cheese balls an easy appetizer for holiday parties

December brings elegant holiday balls, decorative Christmas tree balls, the crystal ball ready to drop in Times Square, snowballs ... and best of all, cheese balls. Savvy cooks keep a few in the fridge ready for pot lucks, impromptu parties and gifts.

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Tuesday 12/06/2016
Aromatic tomato soup will take you back to childhood
Posted: December 06, 2016

As a child, I ate cans of condensed tomato soup. As an adult, I turned to my favorite can of soup and looked at the nutrition. I was horrified at the amount of sodium — 480 milligrams for a 1/2 cup serving.

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Tuesday 11/29/2016
A time for stew
Posted: November 29, 2016

The arrival of cooler weather means different things to different people. For cooks, cooler weather means that it’s time for stewing and braising and creating good food over a low flame.

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Chicken-veggie spread a nice change from sweet holiday fare
Posted: November 29, 2016

Have you ever noticed how the dessert-end of any table's party spread is groaning under the plates and platters this time of year?

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Tuesday 11/22/2016
Slow cooker recipe features the best of North Carolina barbecue
Posted: November 22, 2016

With Thanksgiving here, you'll probably be getting tired of turkey soon.

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What to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers
Posted: November 22, 2016

It's time to take inventory and deal with the leftovers. Whether you're the host with a kitchen full of uneaten food or a grateful guest headed home with a doggy bag of Thanksgiving's greatest hits, successfully deploying the remains of the day can be harder than planning the meal to start with.

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Tuesday 11/15/2016
Farmer's market offers locally sourced ingredients for your Thanksgiving dinner
Posted: November 15, 2016

The cooks at the earliest Thanksgiving probably didn’t give too much thought to whether the food was "locally sourced." For 21st-century cooks, it’s more of a choice than a necessity, but many varieties of local produce hit their stride right around Thanksgiving.

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Try carrots instead of sweet potatoes for hearty casserole
Posted: November 15, 2016

Today's recipe is styled after my favorite sweet potato casserole, but it isn't as sugary and uses carrots as the star attraction instead of sweet potatoes.

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Tuesday 11/08/2016
Chili supper celebrates the sweet tooth
Posted: November 08, 2016

Diners at tonight’s Rotary Club of Galveston Chili Supper are in for a sweet surprise. This year, tickets to the chili supper include a dessert chosen from an array of donated desserts baked by Rotarians, local restaurants and students in Galveston College’s Culinary Arts Department.

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Hearty minestrone warms you up on cool fall evenings
Posted: November 08, 2016

For me, autumn means soup weather.

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